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37 Guilt-Free Vegan Keto Recipes That Are Healthy For You and the Environment

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The word “diet” comes from the Greek diaita which means “way of life.”

We can choose a diet to build healthier bodies and lose weight, or because of environmental concerns and the treatment of animals.

Vegan and keto are often considered total opposites — one is plant-based only and the other is heavily animal-sourced.

But can you go vegan and keto at the same time without giving up your ethics?

You bet you can.

Here are some of the most delicious vegan keto recipes for each day everyone can make.

28 Irresistible Vegan Keto Recipes

Vegan Sunflower Seed Tuna Salad

Going with lettuce or radicchio instead of wheat wraps is a total game-changer. Don’t believe me? Try this recipe and thank me later.

Cauliflower Fried Rice

It’s crumbled tofu that keeps this family recipe together. Ginger-flavored cauliflower rice and Mrs. Shiitake have already checked in.

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Soft and rich when grilled, not even the T-Rex can say no to these brussels sprouts. A large bowl of green salad with avocado dressing fires up the keto element. Did I mention that this recipe has brussels sprouts? Yum.

Vegan Tofu Scramble

Stir up some tofu instead of eggs to make this climate-friendly breakfast of champions. If you add zucchini hash browns, you can serve this keto meal for dinner, too. Get the recipe here.

Vegan Greek Salad with Mushroom Souvlaki

Once I saw a guy being chased out of a Greek restaurant for ordering vegan souvlaki. The Old meat-loving Dimitri didn’t know what he was missing. For a full keto meal, coat the mushrooms in coconut flour.

Keto Overnight Oats

These low-carb vegan paleo bowls are what makes me rise and shine every day at 5 am. The recipe for my gluten-free version uses hemp hearts fortified with chia seeds, almond chunks, and raspberries.

Ratatouille

They say the eggplant is the Louis XIV of keto veggies. For this recipe, dice then sauté the vegetable, season with red pepper, and this Old Country classic is done faster than you can spell r-a-t-a-t-o-u-i-l-l-e.

Arugula Salad

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to whip up the recipe for this refreshing garden rocket salad. Have it for lunch, and for a dairy-free dish, ditch the parmesan for hemp seeds.

Chocolate Keto Protein Shake

Fighting climate change and empty calories isn’t easy. Kick up your power level for the next sustainable project with this keto-friendly chocolate shake spiked with almond butter.

Easiest-Ever Guacamole

Give your favorite guac recipe a kick with minced jalapeño and freshly chopped cilantro. For a cheat day, you can dip some gluten-free corn chips. Find the recipe here.

Almond Flour Keto Pancakes

Pursuing a healthy keto vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean you should give up your favorite dessert. Pro tip for this recipe: Press a few blueberries right after pouring the batter into the pan.

Citrus Keto Green Smoothie

Spinach and kale smoothie is the new bacon and eggs. Oh, wait. It’s not. It’s just much healthier and eco-friendly. It doesn’t get much greener than this recipe.

Tempeh Bacon

It has all of the bacon flavor, zero animal protein, and you can fry it crispy. This recipe is a win-win. Crack some keto diet tofu eggs on the side or use it for healthy vegan BLT.

Zucchini Noodles With Vegan Pesto

Zucchini noodles are the burpees of every plant-based keto diet, just hella more fun to do. Unsalted cashews and freshly ground pepper really bring up the flavor in this dish. Get the recipe here.

Cauliflower Keto Buddha Bowl

We all want a variety of ingredients, but without putting too much effort into the dish. Cauliflower, kale, avocado, broccoli, chilly, sesame oil… this recipe is good for dinner, great for the Earth. Did I mention it has avocado? Yum.

Grilled Asparagus Salad

Sparrow grass doesn’t get as much love as it deserves. When it comes to plant-based keto staples, this recipe for grilled asparagus with walnuts is hard to beat.

Keto-Friendly Celeriac Chips

When I’m on a ketogenic diet, french fries are off the menu. Celeriac chips taste just as good but make for a much healthier snack or side dish.

Chocolate Fat Bombs

Fat bombs are a cornerstone of keto vegan recipes. Luckily for us, these snack bombs are not charged with dairy and sugar. Have them for dessert and get ready for a blast of coconut oil, cocoa powder, and nut butter.

Portobello Mushroom Burger

Nothing converts a meat lover like a great-tasting grilled portobello mushroom burger. Tofu is an ideal protein source with a carb ratio of just 1/100.

Air Fryer Kale Chips

Toss these leafy greens into the air fryer and you’re in for a crunchy, crispy treat. Oh, wait! You forgot to add olive oil, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and dried dill and you’ve got yourself one tasty dish.

Keto Shortbread Cookies

Butter combines perfectly with the nutty almond flour of this dessert. Low-carb, vegan, paleo, grain-free? Yes please!

Instant Pot Cashew Yogurt

With only three ingredients, this delicious instant pot recipe is like riding a bicycle. Once you learn it, you can’t unlearn it.

Paleo Pizza

Almond flour, flaxseed, and coconut oil are the heart and soul of this vegan keto diet marinara. The hard part— to go easy with toppings when you’re having this for dinner.

Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

Not all omega-3s are found in the ocean. Let’s give the fishes a break and adopt this delicious pudding as the first meal of the day.

Vegan Keto Bagels

Cut the carbs and eat these delicious bagels by platefuls. Serve this dish hot with a keto-friendly sweet spread. Learn the recipe here.

Cauliflower Steaks With Lemon Herb Sauce

Served with steamed wild rice, these seared cauliflower steaks are perfect for those occasions when you need to make dinner for two on Monday evenings. So grab that vegetable and get that meal going.

Vegan Coconut Curry

Reinvented with traditional flavors of scallions, coconut milk, and cilantro, this recipe is rich in healthy vegetables and hearty hunks of tofu.

No-Cook Avocado Hollandaise

A vegan variety of New York City’s favorite sauce. It has avocado, it’s keto, it’s animal-friendly, it’s sustainable, what else is there? Have it for lunch and get the recipe here.

Conclusion

As these delicious recipes show, following a low-carb keto plan is possible even if you’re a vegan.

The vegan keto diet has a basketful of benefits for us and the environment.

Keto recipes can make us healthier and stops animal suffering, but can also help fight soil degradation and climate change.

And who thought it could be so easy? One recipe at a time.


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